Training, scholarships and apprenticeships
Encouraging diverse young and emerging talent is a priority for many media organisations who recognise that, in order to communicate with a diverse audience, they need to recruit, nurture and retain colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds.
Asian Media Group
The Asian Media Group strategically pairs new talents with experienced journalists who mentor and champion their work, and hosts the GG2 Awards, including Young Journalist of the Year.Read the full Policy in Action page for more information
BBC News apprenticeships
The BBC has a range of training, apprenticeships and development programmes to increase diversity within the corporation.Read the full Policy in Action page for more information
DMG Media Stephen Lawrence Scholarship and GG2 Young Journalist of the Year
The Stephen Lawrence Scholarship Programme was founded in 2015 to honour the murdered teenager on whose behalf the Daily Mail campaigned, and has since been expanded to include the organisation’s Scottish office in Glasgow. The scheme has taken on a number of trainees from ethnic minority backgrounds. The Mail has sponsored the GG2 Young Journalist of the Year Award for aspiring ethnic minority journalists since 2010, in conjunction with the Asian Media & Marketing Group.Read the full Policy in Action page for more information
Evening Standard media diversity schemes
The Evening Standard runs media diversity schemes. These include partnerships with City University, the Stationers & Newspaper Makers livery company, and the Aziz Foundation. The scheme includes editorial apprenticeships and post-graduate training, both of which include courses towards NCTJ journalism diplomas.Read the full Policy in Action page for more information
The FT is committed to hiring from diverse backgrounds to bring new and different perspectives into our newsroom. A range of internships and apprenticeships is offered across the FT Group.
The FT works closely with the NCTJ, Creative Access, Prince’s Trust, John Schofield Trust, Project Share (HK), Eric, Career Ready, and the Emma Bowen Foundation (US) to provide opportunities, support and mentoring for students and graduates. The FT is a proud sponsor of the Journalism Diversity Fund.
The organisation also hosts Marjorie Deane Foundation and Google News Initiative fellowships for financial and data journalists. This year the FT is pleased to start a partnership with the Aziz Foundation.
The FT Talent Challenge brings together students and early-career professionals to expand their skills, and the FT News School offers mentoring and work experience to young people from less advantaged backgrounds.Read the full Policy in Action page for more information
Guardian News & Media Positive Action Schemes
The Guardian’s Positive Action Schemes offer placements to individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and to people with disabilities considering a career in journalism.Read the full Policy in Action page for more information
A pathway to improved media access.Read the full Policy in Action page for more information
Guardian Scott Trust Bursary
Bursaries for diverse candidates seeking a career in journalism.Read the full Policy in Action page for more information
News UK Apprenticeships, Internships, Work Experience, The Sun’s Vikki Orvice Scholarship, The Sunday Times Style’s Black Writers’ Guild mentoring
There are a number of initiatives across News UK’s titles and broadcasters that seek to break down the entry barriers into media and attract new talent.Read the full Policy in Action page for more information
PA Media Group apprenticeships
The junior and senior apprenticeships launched by PA Media Group in 2020 focus on increasing social and ethnic diversity in the organisation’s editorial teams, teaching core skills and offering placements.Read the full Policy in Action page for more information
Telegraph Media Group work experience, apprenticeship and trainee programmes
TMG runs a number of learning and development schemes designed to break down the barriers to journalism and the media industry for people from all backgrounds. The learning and development schemes are designed to attract as wide a pool of candidates as possible.Read the full Policy in Action page for more information